Wrexham Test Centre

Learners in Wrexham are fortunate when it comes to the practical test, as they have their very own convenient, local test centre to head to. Situated in Birchall House, in Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham test centre is around five minutes away from the town centre, so it’s easy to reach for locals and those coming in from further afield. Read on for more information!


Ground Floor, 1 Birchall House
Wrexham Technology Park
LL13 7YP

Tests Offered at Wrexham

– Car
– ADI part 3

A Bit More About Wrexham

During your driving test, your examiner will take you around an even mix of busy urban roads, residential roads and challenging road types like roundabouts. Given the test centre’s proximity to the town centre, it’s likely that you’ll begin your test route there. This means that you’ll likely face heavy traffic, regardless of when you take the test, so keep your eyes peeled for potential hazards.

There’s a wide variety of A roads nearby, like the A483 and A534, so be prepared to switch between different speed systems and keep an eye on your speedometer. Depending on the manoeuvre you’re asked to demonstrate, you could be directed towards a local car park near Wrexham, or a quieter, residential area like Garden Village.

What To Expect On The Day

After hours of driving lessons, your test date is finally upon you. Talk about nerve-wracking. If your confidence isn’t quite where you hoped it would be, we’d advise you to read up on our top six ways to relax before your driving test.

Before you jet out of the front door on your big day, there’s one important question you need to ask yourself: do you have your provisional licence? If the answer’s no, you can wave goodbye to taking your test. You need to have your provisional licence with you to take the driving test, otherwise you will be turned around, so double-check you’ve got it before you leave. Additionally, you’ll want to get to the test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to start.

Your driving test will consist of:

– An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
– Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
– Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
Parallel parking
Bay parking
Pulling up on the right
– Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

Once you get back to the test centre and park your car, the test will officially end. The examiner will then walk you through the feedback sheet and list any driving test faults, whether they are minors or majors, that you may have accumulated. If you fail, keep hold of this sheet as it can be used to help you figure out which areas you need to improve on for your next test attempt. If you pass, you’ll also be handed a test pass certificate.

But What If I Fail?

Like any other test you take in life, if all doesn’t go according to plan with your driving test and you end up failing, it’s as simple as trying again. Of course, we don’t recommend just heading back in without any preparation. Instead, take some time to improve on the areas in which you picked up the most faults in. The best way to do this is by taking a refresher course with an instructor. They’ll be able to give you pointers to ensure you don’t trip up on them again.